Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation. Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation Transcript. The reference architecture holds universally. The reference implementation is what is negotiable.

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Quick Reference Cards in 2020

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2020, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read.

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Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch). Exponential organizations (English).

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The post Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today. We brought coffee to them while their old house was being unloaded into the new house. Talking with the moving van owner, he started telling stories about estimating the load in pounds.

Understanding Absolute Cell Reference: Using Excel for Budgets and Calculations


One concept you’ll have to understand is how to use cell references, including the difference between relative and absolute cell references. What Are Cell References in Excel? In an Excel spreadsheet, a cell reference specifies an individual cell or a range of cells that is to be included in a formula. In contrast, the definition of absolute cell reference is one that does not change when it’s moved, copied or filled.

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Asking For A Remote Work Policy? Pro Tips And Trends Of The Year To Reference


Remote work is growing in popularity, and more and more companies are adopting the mentality and practices of hybrid teams : Offering employees the option to work from the office, remotely, or alternate between the two. Working remotely is not only comfortable (can you say no commute?) but it also provides flexible hours, more ability to focus, and opens opportunities for people around the world to find interesting work regardless of their location. Productivity

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Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

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Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations


The post Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations appeared first on Sitetracker. Posted on PR Newswire.

PMI Books24x7 (eReads and Reference) is Dead

Deep Fried Brain

For the past few days, PMI's Books24x7 site has been down. The website says "We're Sorry - will be back soon." " This website used to provide more than 250 project management. Books PMI PMI Membership

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Agile for Non-IT Projects

International Institute for Learning

Define “Working Product or Service” can be used to refer to any deliverable that is produced by the project and brings value to the customer. By Mohamed Khalifa. Project Management Consultant, Coach & PMI Authorized Instructor. PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, OPM3, CDA.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

But referring to Pillar #1, where project managers are now responsible for managing strategic projects, new skills may be necessary. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

In DA we use the term value to refer to both customer and business value. References. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute.

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Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

Therefore, from a business point of view, this fits well when we refer to a duopoly. References. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. Undoubtedly the chess game is fascinating because it implies deep thinking, strategy, and prediction ability. It is often seen analogous to a business strategy.

9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

You might also here artifacts referred to as templates, documents, outputs or deliverables, but in all cases they relate to the work of managing the project, not the thing you are creating as the output of the project.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute for Learning

Also known as the Paretto principle named after Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto, Law of the vital few, or principle of factor sparsity, you will find references to this concept in most management books as it is a key concept of productivity.

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Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

In this article I explain what I mean with culture, I make some references to books or articles explaining culture and I make a reference to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest and elaborate on the, what I call, culture targeted frameworks or ways of working.

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Why ask for accountability when what we really need is ownership?

Kiron Bondale

When you hear an executive say “ We need to hold our people accountable “, they are rarely referring to rewarding staff for a job well done. Just as we shouldn’t refer to people as “resources” why not use ownership in place of accountability?

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Risk Coach

Documenting the lessons learned is one thing – you’ve now got them in your log so you can refer back to it if necessary. It only works if you have a lessons learned log to refer to! This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from So you’ve got a problem.

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Beware false accuracy with quantitative risk assessment

Kiron Bondale

An availability cascade refers to the snowball effect which occurs when a relatively minor or infrequent event is blown out of proportion based on the emotional reactions experienced by those who are informed of it.

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What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

Project Risk Coach

Why Reserves are Needed During the course of a project, you and your project team identify risks which are referred to as known/unknown risks. Have you ever run out of money for a project? Unforeseen risks knock at your door.

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The Best PMP Exam Simulators for 2021

Girl's Guide to PM

References provided. I think that comes from the detailed explanations and references and the realistic exam environment. References provided. No references provided. Yes, and references.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

Each question on the PMP Exam is tracked to at least two academic references (which PMI does not reveal) and to the Outline. Supplemental readings and reference materials. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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The project balance sheet -- not for accountants!

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but. Risk Management

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

Your supporting information could be slides, a proposal document, a reference to the risk log or issue log, or change analysis, or anything else that backs up why you agreed that particular thing at that particular time. What is a decision log?

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WBS Dictionary: A Quick Guide with Examples

This gives team members who refer to the WBS dictionary a deeper understanding of what’s needed to complete the project successfully. Collect Technical References. A WBS dictionary is a complement to your WBS that conveys detailed info about each component.

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What Are the Basic Project Planning Steps?


At this step you will give finer detail to the initial broad ideas and set them in a project charter as reference points for your project as it proceeds. It will be referred to when measuring project progress.

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis, sometimes referred to as “needs analysis” or “needs assessment,” is an important tool for determining business requirements and assessing whether business requirements are being met. Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution.

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Project Risk Management: Do You Have the Facts?

Project Risk Coach

Because the facts provide points of reference in which we can better judge the significance of things and where there is uncertainty. Are your projects rooted in facts or hearsay? Knowing the facts puts you in the driver's seat. So, where do facts come into play in risk management? rocket. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams.

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Wat is een gap analyse?

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis, sometimes referred to as "needs analysis" or "needs assessment," is an important tool for determining business requirements and assessing whether business requirements are being met. Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

References: . [1]. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1].

Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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Advanced Filtering in Excel

International Institute for Learning

As in all computed criteria, it’s a formula which specifies the criteria, and refers to the first data row (row 2 in this example) as an example to apply to every row. By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering.

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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I also create a version on a slide so we have a visual point of reference for progress during project steering group meetings. I refer back to it often, partly because I need to remind myself of what we actually set out to do.

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Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Volatility refers to the speed of change in your business, sector, industry, location, etc. Complexity refers to the number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when making decisions or plans. Ambiguity refers to a lack of clarity about how to interpret something. Do you recognise this? Is your business life ‘Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous’?

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How to Correctly Setup Actual Dates in MS Project


Refer to figures I and II below. Refer to figure IV below. Refer to figure V below. Refer to figure VI below. Refer to figure VII below. Refer to figure VIII below. Refer to figure IX below. Refer to figure X below. Refer to figure XI.

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What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

While their 2012 reference book for Disciplined Agile Delivery provided guidance for teams interested in tailoring their delivery approaches, the new book delves much deeper into the key goals, decision points and options for those decision points. It also provides external references to inspire practitioners to venture down the rabbit holes for the practices they wish to explore further. I’m midway through reading Choose Your WoW! from Scott W.

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5 Reasons Every Medium-Sized Business Should Adopt Project Management Software

Arras People

If our bite-sized introduction to Sharktower has left you wanting to know more, download the eBook for reference and get in touch to talk about how Sharktower can help your business meet its goals this year and beyond.

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Project Management Q&A: How Can I Be Proactive About My Job Uncertainty?

Arras People

It’s often referred to as a hidden job market – roles are never advertised, often created to bring onboard a particular person to plug a specific gap.

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